The 82 Chibok school girls who were freed in a swap deal between the Federal Government and their abductors, Boko Haram, have reunited with their parents. The event took place at the Department of State Services facility in Abuja where the girls have been kept since they regained their freedom.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, stated that the girls would stay in a government facility in Abuja where they would receiving therapy, medical attention and vocational training. According to the Minister, plans are to ensure that all the rescued Chibok girls are back in school by September this year. In a statement, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, noted that the 82Chiboksgirls had also been reunited with the 24 others who were rescued by the Federal Government last year.
The statement also indicates that government is still in talks to release the remaining 118 girls in captivity. In the meantime, the chairman of the parents of the abducted school girls, MallamYakubuNkeki, has expressed appreciation to all those involved in the rescuing efforts.